As the temperature falls and people begin to switch on their heating, energy bills can be a major cause of financial stress.
If you’re looking for a cheaper energy deal this winter you may want to look into the new switching scheme that has been set up for Greater Manchester.
The Big Clean Switch helps local residents to save money by switching to renewable energy providers.
Around two thirds of homes are guaranteed to save money by switching to the cheapest clean tariff. This is because so many homes are still on standard variable deals with the Big Six suppliers, which have been recognised by the Competitions & Markets Authority as being the most expensive. So it’s worth having a look.
During the pilot of the scheme (the first of its kind) households saved an average of £290 a year compared to their old supplier.
It’s great for the environment too. If just 1 in every 100 homes in Greater Manchester switch to a renewable provider it will be the carbon equivalent of taking over 10,000 cars off the roads.
All you have to do is pop in a few details about your current deal and usage and it will generate a range of alternatives from clean suppliers and the potential savings that you could make.
There’s no obligation to switch if you don’t want to, but if you like the look of a new deal you’ll be helped through the switching process if you decide to go ahead.